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Savannah Informatics - Director, Finance & Administration

Role: Director, Finance & Administration

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya with frequent domestic travel

Duration: Contract-based (5 years)

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.

*Position is contingent upon USAID award of the project to Savannah Informatics. Kenyan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

Savannah Informatics is seeking candidates for the role of Director, Finance & Administration for the anticipated (5) five-year, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Digital Health Ecosystems program in Kenya. 

About the Project

The project’s main objectives are strengthening digital health governance, enhancing interoperability and expansion of existing health information systems in support of UHC and enhancing strategic partnerships through a $18-25 million 5-year USAID investment. The program will build on and strengthen local capacity in digital health technologies’ adoption to promote the use of an integrated and comprehensive digital health ecosystem, lead systems evolution management, and sustain health system outcomes of equity, quality, and resource optimization with broad-based partners from the private sector, technology firms and academia.

About the Role

The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project, providing support to the Chief of Party to ensure that all project activities are implemented in a timely and cost-efficient manner and within budget of a $18-25 million investment. You will ensure compliance with contractual, USAID/USG, and local policy requirements for management reporting, finance, and administration, reporting to the Chief of Party and may have additional matrixed reporting lines, and will also supervise project financial, operational, and administrative staff.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Management and Compliance:

  • Implement and uphold financial systems and policies to ensure project operations and finances comply with USAID and Savannah Informatics regulations and best practices.

  • Prepare annual financial reports and budgets while coordinating and reviewing partner or sub-award budget inputs.

  • Monitor project expenditures to maintain alignment with approved budgets.

  • Conduct regular analyses of project expenses to advise on cost-effective implementation strategies.


Financial Reporting and Analysis:

  • Supervise procurement processes for goods and services and manage project equipment and supply inventories.

  • Administer sub-awards/grants, consultant contracts, and vendor agreements, including the review of invoices and oversight of disbursements.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management:

  • Manage sub-awards/grants to ensure compliance with donor regulations and award terms.

  • Provide guidance and capacity building to enhance the financial management and reporting capabilities of sub-awardees.

  • Review and audit sub-awardees' reports, budgets, expenses, and proposals for compliance.

Financial Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Monitor financial performance and progress toward project goals & objectives.

  • Coordinate both internal and external audits specific to the project, addressing any findings or recommendations that arise.

Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Foster effective communication and coordination between technical and finance/operational project teams.


  • Graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in business administration, finance, accounting or other relevant field.

  • At least seven years of experience in operational and financial management of international development projects of similar size, including experience with funds management (including development and oversight of large, complex budgets), internal controls, accounting, and audits.

  • Substantial experience with the United States Government (preferably USAID award and financial management) required

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of financial, regulatory, contracting, and compliance aspects of USAID-funded programming.

  • Skills and experience with sub-awardee/grant management, including the evaluation of proposals, budget reviews, and grant monitoring.

  • Experience building capacity of sub-awardee organizations in financial, administrative, and operations management.

  • Demonstrated competency in managing geographically dispersed teams, effective and rapid decision-making, and diplomacy/interpersonal skills; proven ability to work effectively with technical teams on financial and administrative tasks

  • Strong skills and experience working with relevant software, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and Quickbooks.

  • Experience working in Kenya is preferred.

  • Full professional proficiency in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Why Join Us?

Savannah Informatics is at the forefront of transforming healthcare through digital technology. We offer a vibrant culture, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to make a significant impact on healthcare outcomes in Kenya and beyond. We provide competitive compensation and benefits, along with a supportive environment that values diversity and inclusivity.


Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a resume and a cover letter detailing your suitability and vision for the role. Please click here to apply.

Deadline for Application: Open until position is filled

Savannah Informatics is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.Savannah Informatics does not discriminate based on race, age, colour, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Savannah is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

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